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The 14th season of the Indian Premier League was finally postponed due to the rising outbreak of the Corona epidemic. With 4 players, one coach and 2 support staff positive on Monday and Tuesday, it was decided to stop the league after 29 matches. BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla said that the board will now review in September when the remaining 31 matches of IPL-2021 can be held.
Dainik Bhaskar closely monitored the entire development and ascertained how the Cricket Board officials and franchisees came to the conclusion that the league should be postponed. Read exclusive report …
Punjab team was in favor of continuing the league
The future of the league was discussed between IPL management and all the franchises. It said on behalf of Punjab that its players want to continue the league even further. However, there were two opinions on this in the Delhi Capitals franchise. A Delhi camp believed that their team had a chance to become the champion for the first time so the game could continue. However, franchise chairman Parth Jindal did not want the league to continue in the current environment. Similarly, Akash Ambani of Mumbai Indians was also in favor of postponement of the league. Similarly, the opinion of board officials was also divided. However, it was ultimately decided to postpone the league without taking risks.
Foreign players did not want to stop
Sources associated with the board said that the foreign players in the league did not want to stay in India in this difficult situation. The foreign players, who comprise almost all the teams, demanded a postponement of the league.
Removing the window for the remaining matches is a big challenge, it may get a few days in September
A window of at least 20-25 days is required for BCCI to complete IPL-2021. In the coming months, it will be a big challenge to remove the window of so many days between the busy schedule of Team India and the rest of the teams. The Indian team has to travel to England to play the final of the World Test Championship in June. After this, the team will be on a tour of England in August-September. India will have to go back to England in mid-July to meet the Quarantine rules. World T20 is scheduled to be held in October-November. That is, a few days can be found after the end of the England tour in September. The BCCI vice-president has also spoken about the review in September itself.
The Indian team will host New Zealand after the World T20. India is scheduled to visit South Africa at the end of the year. After this, from January to March, India have to play series from West Indies and Sri Lanka. Then the time for IPL-2022 will come. That is, if the BCCI has to complete IPL-2021, then any international series will have to be canceled. Even if this is done, it will be very difficult to ensure the participation of foreign players.
Did not want to compromise on the safety of people associated with IPL: Jai Shah
BCCI secretary Jai Shah said on the decision to postpone the league saying that the board did not want to compromise with the safety of the people associated with the IPL. The BCCI and the IPL Governing Council therefore decided to postpone the league by consensus.